Unai Emery says he doesn’t know if Granit Xhaka will play for Arsenal again before mumbling something else a little confusing.
Speaking before Arsenal’s crunch game against Leicester, which could well see Emery’s time at Arsenal come to an end if it all goes as we expect it to, he confirmed the Swiss midfielder will, again, not be involved for the club that pays him £100,000-per-week.
“I spoke with him,” Emery said. “I spoke with him on Tuesday about how he’s feeling now and how he is in his mind. He’s working well, he’s training well, but he said to me that he’s not feeling good enough at the moment to play. We are going to wait.
“We need a player like Granit Xhaka. But also, I don’t know if he’s going to play again. I don’t know, because if he is available in his mind to continue helping us and continuing defending the Arsenal shirt, I think time is giving us that solution.”
Asked if the club had spoken about selling the 27-year-old, Emery said, “Yes, I asked that question. The club knows the player’s decision at the moment and my decision or my idea about that situation.”
He was also asked if Mesut Ozil, missing on Wednesday, would be involved.
“He’s training well and I think he’s now being consistent in the training, he’s also helping and he’s also positive.
“I am thinking about him for tomorrow, for the possibility to play.”